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Famous Thunderbirds to fly at Ellsworth Air & Space Show

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Thunderbirds will return to Ellsworth Airforce Base Rapid City, SD in the summer of 2020.

NELLIS AFB, NV – The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team will swoop into Ellsworth AFB next summer.

As the team finished its 2019 season, they announced the 2020 lineup; including a July 25-26 demo at the “Ellsworth Air & Space Show.”

The Thunderbirds will also perform at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., July 22; and at Grand Forks AFB, N.D., Aug. 1-2.

The Thunderbirds fly the F-16 Falcon, called the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet. The team has flown the Falcon since 1983. It is the ninth aircraft flown since the Thunderbirds were formed in 1953.

The performance is a mix of six F-16s flying in formation and solo routines.


Rapid City, US
3:46 pm, September 23, 2023
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Avery Fogelman

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